Fund Management

The Nuckolls Fund is guided by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of a broad spectrum of the lighting industry as well as educators with experience in lighting education. The officers of the Fund are members of the Board.

The Fund disburses grant monies according to a detailed schedule and budget submitted by the grant’s principal investigator. The Fund also requires written reports at each phase of the grant to demonstrate performance. A final report assesses the project and offers recommendations for further action. This monitoring process not only looks to the proper use of funds and successful completion of work; it also suggests ways in which the Fund can improve its work overall.

All those who participate on The Nuckolls Fund’s Board of Directors serve on a volunteer basis.  The Fund has one part-time paid staff called the Fund Administrator.  Expenses are less than 2% of endowment which keeps operating costs at a minimum.  Contributions to The Nuckolls Fund really do go directly to education.


Board of Directors


Daniel Blitzer, LC, FIES
Nuckolls Fund President
Principal, The Practical Lighting Workshop
Rebecca Hadley-Catter, LC, LEED AP, IES
Erin Speck, NCIDQ, LEED-AP BD&C, WELL-AP, WELL Faculty
Nuckolls Fund Vice President & Secretary
George Washington University
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture
Mary Beth Gotti, LC, IES
Chair, National Lighting Bureau
Brian Stacy, IALD, LEED, AP
Nuckolls Fund Treasurer
Principal, Fellow, Global Lighting Skills Leader
Randy Reid
Editor, EdisonReport & designing lighting (dl) magazine
Edward Bartholomew, IALD, LC, LEED AP, IES
Bartholomew Lighting
ISO Liaison Officer, Canada (TC 274/TC205)
CS Design and McGill University
Tom Butters, LC, IES Emeritus
Founder, Executive Director, The Lighting Agora
Executive Director, National Lighting Bureau
Barbara Weinreich, NCIDQ, RA, Associate AIA
Pratt Institute
Visiting Associate Professor, Interior Design


Board members and the institutions by which they are employed are ineligible to apply for any grant awarded by The Nuckolls Fund. No board member can be a principal investigator, co-investigator, collaborator, advisor, supporter, endorser, or have any financial involvement in any proposal. Proposals from campuses other than the one where the board member is employed would be eligible.